Dharan, Saudi Arabia
The Thatcher School (Calif.)
Vanderbilt graduate to run in 1,500 meters.
Commodore falls shy of advancing in 1,500 meters.
Findley will look to advance to NCAA Championships on Saturday.
High jump and 100 meter hurdles set for Friday action.
11 athletes will compete in 12 events at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Greensboro, N.C.
May 22, 2013
Photos from the 2013 Vanderbilt Invitational by Mike Strasinger.
4K - 14:49
5K - 19:28
6K - 22:52
800 meters (indoor) - 2:11.19 (Rod McCravy Memorial - 1/28/12)
800 meters (indoor) - 2:20.69
Mile (indoor) - 4:51.05 (UW Huskey Classic - 2/11/12)
1,000 meters (indoor) - 2:49.64
800 meters (outdoor) - 2:18.83
1,500 meters (outdoor) - 4:34.08
2012 Track: Was part of the 4000DMR team that finished fourth at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 11:19.76 ...Placed third in the 1000 meters at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational with a personal best of 2:49.64 ... Finished fifth overall at the Rod McCravy Memorial in the 800 with a time of 2:11.19, a personal best in the event that was six seconds better than her previous indoor best ...
2011 Cross Country:Set a personal best at the SEC Championship with a 6K time of 21:42.4 at the Regionals ... Part of the team who won their first ever SEC title, finishing with a time of 21:53.63 ...Finished the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational with a time of 22:05 ...Completed the Belmont-VU Opener with a personal-best time of 14:35.35, good for 12th overall.
2011 Track: Set a personal best at the Kentucky Invitational in the mile, clocking in at 5:05.10 after placing 12th overall earlier that week with a time of 5:07.74 ... Competed in the 800 meter at the Arkansas Invitational, setting a personal record in 2:20.69.
2010 Cross Country:Placed 17th at the Belmont-VU Opener with a time of 14:54.94 ... Finished 14th overall at the Commodore Classic, crossing the finish line at 18:56.05 ... Improved her 5K time by over 23 seconds at the Louisville Invitational, clocking in at 18:32.62 ... Competed in the Open Race at Pre-Nationals, placing 36th overall with a time of 22:49.8.
2010 Track: Competed in the 800 meters and one mile events during the indoor season ... Set a personal best time of 2:23.40 in the 800 meters at the University of Kentucky Invitational ... Improved personal best time in 800 meters with a time of 2:20.69 at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... In the preliminary round of the SEC Indoor Championships, set a personal best time of 5:05.50 in the mile ... Member of the distance medley relay team that placed sixth at the SEC Indoor Championships ... In the outdoor season, improved upon her personal best in the 1,500 meters every time she competed, ending the season with a 4:37.37 at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... Also set a personal best in the 800 meters at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a time of 2:18.83.
2009 Cross Country: Finished 13th at the Belmont/VU opener... Helped team capture the Commodore Classic crown, finishing 17th place... Contributed to the team's sixth-place finish at the SEC Championships.
High School/Prep: Named first-team All-CIF Division V in 2007-09 ... Named League MVP in track and field ... Holds the league record in 1600-meter run and is the school record holder in the 3200 ... Finished eighth in state (Div. V) cross country meet in 2007 ... Earned 12 varsity letters while competing in cross country, soccer and track and field ... ran a 5:00.74 mile to finish in fourth place at the Southern Sectional finals while she finished third in the 3200 with a 11:16.45 ... AP Scholar and National Hispanic Scholar.
Personal: Kristen Rose Findley ... Born December 3, 1990 ... Parents are Jim and Cora Lee ... Native of Boise, Idaho ... Attended The Thacher School in Ojai, Calif ... Has two sisters, Elizabeth (21) and Teresa (18) ... Favorite vacations spots are South Africa and Spain ... Majoring in Biomedical Engineering.